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    Default HID bulbs in Fog Lights

    Hey Guys,

    I just threw some 35w 8k HID bulbs in my Fogs, here are some pics! nervous about the ballasts under there though.
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    -1999 Silverado 1500 z71 Ext Cab - for sale

    -2006 Silverado 1500 z71 Crew Cab

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    I have the 35 Watt Ballest in my 08 Been in there for 2 years no problems.. Where are you?
    08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X

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    they look good and bright............
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    Im in mass, I went out in a snowstorm yesterday and everything seemed to be alright


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    Looks good, I remember a friend of mine having HIDs in his fogs and they were extremely bright. What kit did you get?




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    I ended up getting a xenon kit from indy auto parts in saugus, I can't remember the make but they are extremely bright and come with a 1 year warranty. I had them for the headlights but went back and traded the bulbs for fogs because they were too bright haha


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    All sierra and silverado fog lights are adjustable, if adjusting them down didn't work as much as you needed it to, check the bulb and make sure it is seated correctly in the housing

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    I'm runnin 55w lights in my fog housing with no issues. We will see how the summer treats me but I probably won't even turn them on ever in the summer.

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    I was warned so many times that the plastic would melt with the 55 watt Ballest Even with the 35 that they might be black close to the bulb.. I have my fogs on all the time when it's dark..
    08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X

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    It doesn't get dark in Alaska at night in the summer time "land of the midnight sun" and all that business. And in the winter it is so cold that melting is the least of your worries. So maybe my situation is different but we have never had to tell people of melting plastic housings with 55w ballasts.

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